‘Creed’ Sequel Aims for November 2017 Release (EXCLUSIVE)

'Creed' Sequel Release Date Set
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

MGM is eyeing a November 2017 release date for the sequel to “Creed,” Variety has learned.

That would allow the film to open exactly two years after the first chapter starring Michael B. Jordan hit theaters. The Warner Bros. release has gone on to gross more than $105 million at the domestic box office and land Sylvester Stallone a Golden Globe for best supporting actor. “That’s my goal,” MGM CEO Gary Barber told Variety on Sunday night at the Golden Globes of his release plan, adding that the date hasn’t been set in stone yet.

If the movie does come out that soon, it could mean that Ryan Coogler — who is in talks to direct Marvel’s “Black Panther” –might not be able to return as director.

In a recent cover story with Variety, Stallone alluded to the possibility that Coogler would be an executive producer of the second “Creed” due to scheduling. “I know Ryan is going to be gone for a couple years,” Stallone said. “There’s a diminishing time acceptance of a sequel.”

Stallone also revealed a potential plot line of the film, which could be set in the past and feature the return of Carl Weathers as the late Apollo Creed. “Ryan has some ideas of going forward and backward and actually seeing Rocky and Apollo together,” Stallone said. “Think of ‘The Godfather 2.’ That’s what he was thinking of, which was kind of ambitious.”

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  1. Dax Cushman says:

    “There’s a diminishing time acceptance of a sequel.”

    It took 16 years to get Rocky Balboa made, and another 9 to get Creed made. Audiences accepted both of those movies. I think the above statement made by Stallone neglects the idea that there are enough people who want to believe in the Rocky brand and are willing to wait for a quality movie to come out. Please don’t rush this. Personally, I’d rather wait for Coogler to be available again and the time is taken for this project to be as good as possible, rather than be another sequel rushed out for the sake of having a sequel.

  2. Dave J. says:

    Just when you think that it was going to stop at Creed, now they’re planning for another one! Milking it for what it’s worth!

  3. zicllow` says:

    I guess Coogler is winner

  4. cadavra says:

    Let me guess: The climactic fight will pit Creed against John Rambo, Jr.

  5. JOE S HILL says:

    As i’m sure that “CREED” has done well at the current Box Office,i seriously hope and wish that MGM will reinstate United Artists back at the helm,despite MGM’s current partnership with Warner Bros. and their New Line Cinema division-“ROCKY” and it’s franchise are still part of the United Artists history!

  6. Matt1 says:

    I really hope they wait for Coogler to finish Black Panther. Creed has his stamp all over it. If not, I guarantee Sly will jump in and direct.

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